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April 2, 2023
April is a wonderful time to visit Glen Innes Highlands to witness the countryside resplendent in hues of yellow, orange and red during the peak of autumn. It's also a popular time for holidaymakers, with Queensland school holidays beginning Monday 3 April and ending Friday 14 April, and NSW school holidays beginning Monday 10 April and ending Friday 21 April. Easter is celebrated from Good Friday 7 April, to Easter Monday 10 April. And Tuesday 25 April marks ANZAC Day. There's so much to see and do in the region, with attractions, activities and events to suit all ages, interests and budgets. Read on for ideas to inspire your next visit. And check out our website for more things to see and do in Glen Innes Highlands.
Since it opened its doors more than 50 years ago, the Land of the Beardies History House Museum and Research Centre has been steadily growing its collection and now has more than 10,000 local artefacts and 60,000 photographs on display or in storage.
Every Mon 3.00pm The Croft, The Australian Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Watsons Drive, Glen Innes Enjoy a pot of tea (or cup of barista coffee or hot chocolate), a scone, muffin or cake, and an illustrated expert talk on a Celtic topic. $15. Payment on arrival. More info: [email protected] or 0421 470 900.
Every Sat 8.00am start The Australian Standing Stones, Centennial Parklands, Watsons Drive, Glen Innes A free, weekly, timed 5k event every Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome to walk, jog, run or volunteer More info & registration.
Every Sat in Apr 7.00am to 12.30pm Lions Park, Cnr East Ave & Ferguson St, Glen Innes Check out this great little community market, with stallholders selling fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more. More info.
Open until Fri 21 Apr 10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri; 10.00am to 1.00pm Sat Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey St, Glen Innes The Glen Innes Art Gallery proudly represents local artists, hosting exhibitions that reflect our wonderful region and helping artists connect with their audience. More info.
Thur 13 Apr 10.00am to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes Get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard Moon (resident Silversmith at The Makers Shed) as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. Book now.
Fri 14 Apr 1.30pm to 3.00pm Chapel Theatre, 143 Church St, Glen Innes The Sydney Youth Orchestra's Youth Orchestral Camp will see the Richard Gill Chamber Orchestra with new recruits from regional NSW perform a concert featuring a repertoire of Holst and Mozart. Book now.
Sat 15 Apr Starts 7.30am Glen Innes Highlands Gravel and MTB riders are invited to attend the annual goodnessgravel Gravel Fondo event, offering riders three loops, including 25km, 35km, or 75km. Tickets will stay open until the event day. More info & to book.
Sat 15 Apr 7.00pm to 8.00pm Bellbird Campground, Washpool National Park Join the NPWS Ranger around the campfire and learn about the history, culture and protection of the park. Then journey into the dark for a guided night walk, where you might spot glow worms, bioluminescent fungi and noctural animals. BYO camp chair and cup for a campfire yarn and a torch and binoculars for the night work. Boiled water, coffee, tea, milo, sugar and milk provided. Booking essential - phone (02) 6739 0700.
Sun 16 Apr 10.00am to 12.00pm Coachwood Picnic Area, Washpool National Park Meet the NPWS Ranger before setting off on the Coombadjha nature stroll. This 400m sealed track takes you through beautiful World Heritage rainforest to a viewing platform on the picturesque Coombadjha Creek. From here, you can return to the picnic area or continue on with the ranger for 1km along a more adventurous loop. Booking essential - phone (02) 6739 0700.
Sat 22 Apr 10.00am to 1.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes Learn the simple techniques to transform natural fibres into utilitarian baskets or sculptural objects. In this class, students will complete a simple, beautiful basket made from Bangalow inflorescence under the guidance of Zimmi Forest. Book now.
Sat 22 Apr 2.00pm to 4.00pm The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes This container pays respect to the Indigenous water-carrying baskets of the east coast. Transform a Bangalow palm sheath into a totally unique basket under the guidance of Zimmi Forest. The texture, colour and shapes of this material will delight you, in a workshop designed for both adults and children. Book now.
Sat 22 Apr Doors open 7.00pm Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey St, Glen Innes Lisa Hunt is an American Byron Bay-based soul singer-songwriter who has had songs on numerous compilations around the globe and has sold more than a million records. She has performed with Zucchero Fornaciari, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Miles Davis, Macy Gray, Tina Turner, Bryan May, Dolores O'Riordan and Alen Vitasović. Book now.
Pour it over a soft goats cheese and enjoy on a biscuit as a nibbly
Greatly favoured in the kitchen, Koala Black Garlic can be substituted for garlic. Try it and discover the sweetness and complexity it adds to your food as the autumn months lead us into heart-warming soups, curries and slow food. From $16 Shop now!
100% pure Australian honey from the Glen Innes Highlands region. From $8 Shop now!
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